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Mid-Century  Artist’s Escape in downtown Lancaster
Entire rental unit · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath
Mid-Century Artist’s Escape in downtown LancasterRest. Art. Fun. Don't miss out on any of these when you stay at our mid-century modern apartment in Lancaster city. Lancaster is a home to culture, art, colleges, great food and more. We can accommodate up to four in this apartment; there's a queen size bed and sleeper sofa. Private parking is available. This one bedroom efficiency apartment has what you need: curated artwork from Lancaster local artists, a 60s style efficiency kitchen, coffee and morning snacks. Wifi included.
Little House and Garden in Downtown Lancaster, PA
Entire townhouse · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath
Little House and Garden in Downtown Lancaster, PAWelcome to Little House, a beautifully restored original one and a half story colonial in the heart of historic downtown Lancaster. Fine art, antiques, vintage finds and cutting-edge design make a stay at Little House very special. Comfort and small scale luxury abound. The garden, second floor deck and covered patio add additional charm and outdoor living space. The owner has the soul an Irish dreamer and the cleaning standards of a German house-vrouw!
Private, Beautiful City Apartment
Entire rental unit · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath
Private, Beautiful City ApartmentBeautifully restored apartment in a historic 1880's city home. Everything about this space is either brand new, or fully restored; 12 ft. ceilings, the original fireplace (no longer working, but beautiful), hardwood floors, and beautifully and comfortably furnished. Within walking distance of everything Lancaster City has to offer!

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  • Free parking on premises
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Charming Studio in great location.
$65 per night
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Private Room and Bath, Conveniently located
$41 per night
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Ideal Downtown Lancaster 1 bed-1 bath
$86 per night
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Creekside Cottage 1.5mi to downtown Lancaster.
$81 per night
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Private, upstairs 2 room suite in a lovely setting
$55 per night
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★ Central Location ★ Workspace ★ Rustic ★ Art ★New
$112 per night
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Lancaster City Studio with Skyline Views
$125 per night
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Private beautiful city apartment
$120 per night
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3 Blocks to Center Town | S West Decor | Fast WiFi
$67 per night
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The Cottage
$88 per night
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Fantasy on Fremont~ Entire Apt. 1BR~ 1 Bath
$94 per night
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The Elizabeth Flat at Fahnestock House
$111 per night

Your guide to Lancaster

Welcome to Lancaster

The city of Lancaster sits at the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country, forming a bridge between the rural lifestyle in the surrounding farmlands and the local creative communities. Curious travelers have been coming here for decades for glimpses of a world that is at once surreal and increasingly more familiar. This is a place where horse-drawn buggies ply the dirt roads and markets sell the latest in local and handmade goods. The city of Lancaster, a classic Pennsylvania Dutch community, is a jumping-off point for exploring the maze of smaller roads dotted with handicraft shops and artisan food stands. Here you’ll find modern shops selling quality, handmade products alongside locavore restaurants that use ingredients and techniques from the region in fun, fascinating ways.

How do I get around Lancaster?

The small Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) is just a 30-minute drive from Lancaster, and offers flights to destinations mostly around the eastern United States, while the much larger Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) are 60 minutes and 90 minutes away, respectively. Amtrak trains come directly into the city at Lancaster Station from Philadelphia (about an hour away) and New York City (3 hours away). Once you’re settled in Lancaster, it’s nice to have a car, especially if you plan to explore the surrounding area at your own pace or veer off the beaten path — which is recommended. That said, local public transportation, shuttles, taxis, rideshares, and tour buses often cover much of the same ground and can be a relaxing alternative.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Lancaster?

Summer in the area tends to be warm and muggy, while winters are chilly. But the in-between months bring pleasant weather and lots to do. Lancaster’s surrounding fields burst with color as the spring flowers poke out their pretty heads, and Easter events and celebrations can make it an ideal time to visit. Spring is also when the annual tradition of mud sales (auctions of locally made goods) attracts savvy shoppers looking for deals on things like Amish quilts, handmade furniture, livestock, and farm equipment. The sales are usually run by the local volunteer fire companies, include plenty of homemade food, and are as much social events as they are effective fundraisers. Fall in Lancaster is harvest season, which brings the opportunity to buy local produce and the tasty pies from which they’re made. Roadside farm stands, pumpkin patches, and corn mazes dominate the landscape, while the crisp air brings out the brilliant fall colors in the foliage.

What are the top things to do in Lancaster?

Lancaster Central Market

This nearly 300-year-old market brings the best of Lancaster County and its surrounding area under one roof for an easy, abundant shopping experience. Locally grown produce and flowers, regional foods, and handicrafts stands share the market space with restaurants serving cuisine from around the region and the world.

Farm and Food Tours

Roaming the backroads of Lancaster County is one of the area’s main draws: that’s where the famous farm stands sell their jams and jellies, dairies produce their cheeses, and the locals pick up their whoopie pies. Get around by bike, bus, or even scooter, and let a guide show you the way over the rivers and through covered bridges to old schoolhouses and the best butter.

Susquehanna River

Explore the region by paddling a canoe down the Susquehanna River, or hiking or biking the trails that mirror it. A series of parks, water trails, rail trails, and nature preserves surround the river as it flows through Lancaster County, giving you plenty of ways to experience rural Pennsylvania.